Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry

This website has been developed primarily with students in mind.  We hope that these pages will help you navigate your way around the University and department.

We have welcomed 17 new graduate students this academic year, 2018/19.  We hope that you are all setting well into the Cambridge life.  Please do visit the ‘Current Student’ pages and let us know if we can be of any help.  There will be a load of information thrown at you but things will settle soon and we are all here to help!

Name Programme Supervisor Desk Location
Rachel Bellamy MPhil Isabel Clare DH Level 2
Wojtek Buczynski PhD – PT Barbara Sahakian remote
Anna Chaplin PhD Peter Jones HSB
Lena Dorfschmidt PhD Ed Bullmore SWHB
Nazia Jassim PhD John Suckling Cedars
Suzannah Lester MPhil Tony Holland DH Level 2
Debora Macedo PhD John Suckling HSB
Ayan Mandal PhD John Suckling HSB
Chantal Miller PhD Graham Murray DH Level 1
Jennifer Noh MPhil Tony Holland DH Level 2
Ben Perry PhD Golam Khandaker & Peter Jones HSB
Anujan Poologaindran PhD John Suckling HSB
Jodie Rawles PhD Isabel Clare DH Level 2
Clark Roberts PhD Barbara Sahakian HSB
Pascal Schlechter MPhil Paul Wilkinson DH Level 1
Chloe Schwartz MPhil Carrie Allison Cedars
Emma Soneson PhD Peter Jones DH level 1

We are an internationally leading centre for researchteaching and clinical practice in psychiatry. The Department’s senior staff support several research groups, covering various aspects of mental health and disorder throughout the life course.

The Department of Psychiatry has been rated one of the UK’s nationally leading research groups in the three most recent Research Assessment Exercises, and it plays a leading role in the internationally excellent Cambridge Neuroscience community of researchers in neuroscience and mental health.

Areas of research in the department include cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and neuropsychiatry, developmental psychiatry, epidemiology and health services research and molecular neuropathology. The department is active in teaching psychiatry and related sciences at several different levels and also maintains significant clinical activities.

Sitting within the school of Clinical Medicine, the department occupies four separate locations and has approximately 130 staff members and post-graduate students distributed across four sites: the Herchel Smith Building for Brain & Mind Sciences on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Douglas House on Trumpington Road, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Downing Site in central Cambridge. See our locations here.

We run and collaborate in a wide number of other inter-disciplinary research initiatives, including the CLAHRC for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). We also actively collaborate with other University departments, clinical partners in the NHS, other national and international academic institutions, the UK Government and various policy groups, as well as service users and carers.